How to make Lotus Blossom Cookie or Kanom Dok Bua, a recipe by the maker of the Lotus Cookie Mold. A must have tool for this recipe is Lotus Blossom Mold or Kanom Dok Bua Mold that you can find at your local Lao or Thai grocery store.
1 cup rice flour ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rice_flour )
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup cassava flour also known as tapioca flour ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapioca_flour )
3/4 cup clear lime water. You can make clear lime water by mixing Red Lime Paste with water and let it sit until the water is clear. Then you spoon the clear water on top for use. You can find Red Lime Paste at Lao or Thai grocery stores.
1/2 cup water
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
5 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons black and white sesame seeds
7 1/2 cups vegetable oil for frying
1. Sift rice flour and all purpose flour and add in cassava flour.
2. Add clear lime water and stir.
3. Add egg yolk, vegetable oil, salt, sugar, and sesame and mix thoroughly.
4. Heat the oil. When the oil is hot enough immerse the lotus cookie mold in the oil, making sure the printing is fully covered. Place the cookie mold on paper towel to get rid of the excess oil at the bottom. Then dip the cookie mold into the batter just enough to get the printing. Do not cover the top of the cookie mold or else the cookie will not release into the oil.
5. Immerse the cookie mold into the oil half way, when the flour hardens press the mold down to the bottom of the pan. Then shake the flour out slowly and fry the cookie until it becomes golden-yellow color.
6. Take the cookie out and place it on paper towels to get rid of excess oil.
7. When the cookie is cool, place it in a container with a lid.
Notes: If the cookie mold is not hot enough when you immerse it in the batter, the flour will not stick to the cookie mold.
When you dip the cookie mold into the batter, put it in the oil immediately or else the flour would not come off the mold and the cookie would not be free easily.
For preference, you can substitute 1/2 cup of water with 1/2 cup of coconut milk. If you can’t make fresh coconut milk then you can buy a can of coconut milk at Lao or Thai grocer stores or any place that sells it.